?Jewish identity concepts in the novels of Anna Mitgutsch? outlines the most formative and frequently occuring elements of individual ?Jewishness? particularly the different relationships concerning Jewry in the novels of Austrian writer Anna Mitgutsch. This involves attitudes and beliefs as well as external influences and experiences. Thereby, Anna Mitgutsch negotiates no religious beliefs, yet Jewry is portrayed as a concept of live with its highly important collaborative system.This thesis is based on the following novels: ?Abschied von Jerusalem?, ?Haus der Kindheit?, ?Familienfest? und ?Wenn du wiederkommst?. In all these books the main characters are Jews. Also, their environment ? whether Jewish or not ? takes up a stance on Jewry. As a result, questions about contemporary Jewish subsistence are especially pursued in these novels. The beginning of the work focuses on the writer Anna Mitgutsch herself, particularly on her literary career and her own relationship regarding Jewry.The previous analytical part begins with the attempt to define Jewish identity, which is followed by a rough classification of the characters according to their relationship to Jewry. Not only examines this master thesis Jewish main characters but also the ones being relevant to them. Furthermore, characters taking a position which is not covered by the already mentioned are being looked at. Following, the influences of Jewry and the most important aspects of ?Jewishness? are discussed by the following five sections: belonging and foreignness (Chapter 3), dialectic of memory and oblivion (Chapter 4), the character?s approach to suffering (Chapter 5), anti-Semitic experiences (Chapter 6) and other identity formatting attributes (Chapter 7).Thus, this master thesis shows the attempt to demonstrate and classify the wide range of Jewish existence appearing in the novels of Anna Mitgutsch.